Our Family is looking for help August / September 2020: single, couple or two friends possible.
We live on a little farm southeast of Hamburg in the beautiful countryside in Schleswig-Holstein.
Our Family consists of Gisela (60), Olaf (55) and Colleen (26) as well as 2 dogs, 5 horses, 3 indoor cats and 4 rabbits.
We like to travel, my parents' favorite destination is South Spain, Andalusia, I myself favor Ireland. I've done workaway in the USA, Ireland and Portugal, I spent lots of time in England and Romania, too.
Our native language is German, we speak English on a good, fluent level. Some rusty, basic Spanish could be waken up too. Gisela recently retired from public service, Olaf is working as senior official for the City of Hamburg mondays to fridays, I am working in retailing mondays to saturdays.
More information about our animals and the farm can be found with the photos.
Olaf & Gisela are going on a well deserved vacation in September, therefor we are looking for one or two workaways willing to take care of the farm and the animals. Colleen will stay home, but is working five days per week.
We had a few workawayers at our farm and they all loved it, one in particular from Slovenia is coming back every year for a month.
Decent level of either English or German is required !!!
Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
Betreuung von Tieren
Possibility to learn German, explore the area and make lifelong friends.
You can improve your English / German as well as learning plenty of new vocabulary.
You'll learn a lot about horses, cats and dogs including feeding, mucking and everything involving these animals.
We can host up to two Workaways, but no families!
No smoking! Decent level of either English or German is a must.
- horses: mucking the barn & yard, grooming, cuddling (no training / riding!)
- rabbits: feeding, cleaning their hutch / yard, fill in dens in progress
- cats: feeding, petting, grooming, emptying litter boxes
- dogs: taking them outside, grooming, cuddling, keeping them company
- barn: cleaning, sweeping
- household: basic chores, watering plants
This list is not complete, the tasks may vary on a day to day basis. Not every tasks needs to be completed daily. Adjustments or additions are possible.
You'll have plenty of free time to explore the area! Free time may vary every week, as we're working in a shift system with changing free days ourselves. 5 hours / 5 days a week is an estimated amount of time, it depends on your own speed!
Experience with animals preferred, no riding skills required.
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Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.
Accommodation + Food are free in exchange for your help.
Fully furnished room in the house, very quiet and cozy. Fast WiFi available.
The farmhouse has 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms + 1 extra WC, a huge living room with a fireplace & TV and a room with some exercise / sport equipment. The dogs and cats are living inside as well. When everyone is home, bathrooms will be shared.
Large patio, nice garden and pastures to roam around, large fields and a lake within 5 min walk.
When Olaf & Gisela will be on vacation, the workaways have the most of the house to themselves. I have a roommate, Alice, who's studying in Hamburg, she won't be home much either. My boyfriend comes over every now and then but stays upstairs.
We can not provide any pocket money, we are strictly looking for reliable volunteers.
Pickup from the airport or central train / bus station in Hamburg possible.
I'm always up for an adventure, daytrips can be organized, and I'm very happy to drive and show you around.
Müssen is a small village, it has 2 bakery shops, 1 little farmers shop, a train station and a very nice lake.
The next towns are 10 minutes by car or 5 minutes by train (2€ single ticket), Hamburg is the closest city, it can be reached within 45 minutes by car or 25 minutes by train (12€ day ticket)
Berlin, the capital of Germany, is 3 hours by train or bus (30€ for a return ticket)
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
We have a decent Internet connection, it's fast enough to stream Netflix on 2 or more devices. We also have plenty of sitting areas for working on projects.
Somewhere on our property we can arrange a suitable spot for the vehicle.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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